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Bigger attachments in GMail?

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, May 24, 2007
12 years ago5,503 views

I have a message saying it's 20 MB now.

mail.google.com/support/bin/an ...

Arun Kumar [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Yes, attachment size is now 20 MB.

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

mail.google.com/mail/help/abou ...

It now shows that on the Gmail page.

Zim [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Just wait some years, and you'll be able to send your favorite movie by email. Google rocks.

Freddy [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Never had a problem with the size of attachments, it's annoying that you can't send .exe, etc. file without renaming them.

sravi [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

In email, a binary file is expanded (due to encoding) and hence the size of the binary file and the one sent in mail are different. Hence the precise size depends on the encoding and attachment sent

karthik [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

now i can share some songs with friends.

Inferno [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Was that an answer to what Yahoo did about storage? I like Google's gift better because I haven't even used 50% of space but I was always in need of sending large attachments. Ya!! Google

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Funny, I basically never needed bigger attachments, but always am hoping for bigger storage, because I regularly near the storage end and have to delete older mails...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Previously discussed :
blogoscoped.com/forum/96590.ht ...

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<<Was that an answer to what Yahoo did about storage? I like Google's gift better because I haven't even used 50% of space but I was always in need of sending large attachments. Ya!! Google>>

<<Funny, I basically never needed bigger attachments, but always am hoping for bigger storage, because I regularly near the storage end and have to delete older mails...>>

I need both! ;-)

TonyB [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Apparently Google thinks the bigger attachments are a big deal. My Gmail page says "New! Bigger Attachments at the top of the screen and it links to the What's New page. mail.google.com/mail/help/abou ...

While it is a nice enhancement, I don't think it merits the big proclamation at the top of the page. Of course the previous item on the What's New page is Gmail Theater presents, though I don't think it was linked to from my main Gmail page for that upgrade. ;)

TonyB

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< However, the precise amount allowable will depend on the attachment.>>

What exactly does that mean?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

>> What exactly does that mean?

I'm guessing they mean that you won't be able to email a 20MB JPG or ZIP because they already use a compressed format. Or it could just depend on how the Google File System stores files...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I only use 46% of my storage

zmarties [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Picasaweb has also started allowing photo uploads of 20MB (up from 10MB).

zmarties.com/picasa/blog/2007/ ...

Perhaps these do both indicate that Google's underlying file system infrastructure has had a significant upgrade.

JoeW [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

It costs £14.99/yr for 'Windows Live Hotmail Plus' and all you get extra now is a gig of space as the attachment size was already 20MB. I can see a lot of people leaving that in the near future.
get.live.com/mail/options

Storage space isnt really a problem with a free e-mail address as you can always just move all your e-mails to another account then delete them on your main one. The only problem is you'd have to log into two accounts to do a propper search.

shydow [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

>> What exactly does that mean?

20m指的是文件转化成流后的大小,对于不同的文件转化成流之后的大小是有差别的.

AndyFurmanov [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I can't understand, but it funny :)

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Doria Murphy [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I don't think 20MB is that big a deal. Bigger than it was but I would like for them to at least double it again! I send much bigger files...or would like to at least!

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